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Human Rights Observatory
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) raised concerns on Tuesday over the movement of a large number of civilians to Armenia as a result of the recent hostilities in the region. (Full Story)
By Sameer Hosany, Professor of Marketing, Royal Holloway University of London
Venice’s history, art and architecture attract an estimated 20 million visitors every year. The city, a Unesco World Heritage site, is often crammed with tourists in search of special memories.

But for the people who actually live there, this level of tourism has become unsustainable. So from…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Samira Mehta, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies & Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Like many Jewish practices, the harvest festival of Sukkot largely takes place at home − meaning families can incorporate many meaningful traditions.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Maxim Bolt, Associate Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford
The transfer of township rental houses to inhabitants did not necessarily give families greater security. “Family houses” were frequently acquired by individuals.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Cristiano d'Orsi, Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg
Without refugee status people aren’t able to receive valuable support, like the right to live and work in a country.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Christina Wilkins, Lecturer in Film and Creative Writing, University of Birmingham
Picture the scene: it’s a dreary weeknight evening, you’re tired from work, and you want to watch something that will pick you up. My guess is that some of you – perhaps more than would admit it – would pick a romantic comedy.

Over the years the romcom has been designated as “chick flick”, dismissed at awards ceremonies (the best picture Oscar primarily goes to drama films) and frequently panned by critics. Yet, critics are not the only ones buying cinema tickets or watching…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Sharon Hughes, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Creative Industries, University of East London
The story of black people is often told through a narrow lens, explained curator Andrew Ibi, at the private viewing of his new exhibition at Somerset House. Looking to widen that lens, The Missing Thread tells the rich history of black British Fashion.

With designs by Bruce Oldfield, Ozwald…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Pragya Agarwal, Visiting Professor of Social Inequities and Injustice, Loughborough University
Rape myths and unconscious biases often see juries and police officers disbelieve women who come forward with accusations of sexual assault.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Dina Dechmann, Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Benjamin Koger, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
Roland Kays, Research Professor at NCSU and Scientist at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University
Monitoring and protecting the Kasanka bat colony helps protect bats from the entire sub-continent, and thus supports ecosystem services in a wide area.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Philip Tyson, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of South Wales
Tyson Fury has a history of mental ill health, something which is reflected in his series, At Home With The Furys on Netflix.The Conversation (Full Story)
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